§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER)
Mr. Bolton has not yet sent in his account; but he will be paid the usual charges in such cases. The ordinary charges fixed are one guinea a day, besides travelling charges and other actual payments, except hotel expenses. I am informed a full day's work was done on each day of the investigation except one, when there was an adjournment, principally to suit the prisoner's solicitor. The Attorney General exercises his discretion in all cases when a Crown Solicitor has to be chosen for special duty.
§ MR. HEALY
May I ask the hon. and learned Gentleman whether the practice in Dublin Castle is for Mr. Matthew Anderson to get for every case three guineas; whether he then passes the case on to Mr. Murphy, who gets two guineas; and whether Mr. Murphy passes it on to Mr. Bolton, who gets one guinea; and, if so, why such a system is permitted, and does the Crown intend that it should continue?
§ MR. SEXTON
Would the Irish Government have any objection to insist on Mr. Bolton paying over a part of this money in discharge of his debts?